|Former candidate for|
|Governor of Louisiana|
|High school||Archbishop Rummel High School (1970)|
|Bachelor's||University of New Orleans (1974)|
|J.D.||Tulane University (1977)|
|Date of birth||July 27, 1952|
|Place of birth||Columbus, MS|
Deaton was born in Columbus, Mississippi. He graduated from Archbishop Rummel High school, received a B.A. in political science from the University of New Orleans, and earned a J.D. from Tulane Law School. He has worked as an attorney with Cary J. Deaton & Associates since 1987. He worked previously as an assistant district attorney in New Orleans, an attorney in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and a retail broker for Conti-Commodity Services.
The Louisiana Gubernatorial election of 2011 was decided on October 22, 2011 in the primary election. Incumbent Republican Bobby Jindal captured more than 50 percent of the vote in the blanket primary, winning re-election outright. The Louisiana general election was held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 but the office of governor did not appear on the ballot.
Deaton is a self-described "pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat" who believes in strong crime control. In a candidate questionnaire submitted to the Times-Picayune, Deaton identified the following priorities:
- protect Social Security
- stop tuition increases at Louisiana colleges and universities
- be a full-time governor, not one who's at fundraisers 56 days out of the year
- work for a light-rail system in Louisiana
Deaton is divorced and has two children.
Cary Deaton Campaign Headquarters
3524 16th St., Suite F
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 957-8043
State Executive elections
| Kentucky • Louisiana |
Mississippi • West Virginia
|Gubernatorial • Lt. Governor |
Attorney General • Secretary of State
Down ballot offices: (KY, LA, MS)
|News • Calendar|
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Candidate database," accessed September 8, 2011
- NOLA.com, "Trio of Democrats angling for U.S. Senate seat," August 11, 2010
- VoteSmart.org, "Cary J. Deaton, Sr. (LA) biography," accessed October 14, 2011
- The Green Papers, "2010 Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance"
- WRKF.org, "Gubernatorial candidate: Cary Deaton," October 12, 2011
- NOLA.com, "Against monumental odds, 9 mount bids to unseat Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal